The following article, Iran’s Supreme Leader Has Named Successor For Soleimani, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has chosen a successor for Qassem Soleimani, one of the leaders of the Quds Force that was killed by a drone attack launched under the authority of President Trump after actionable intelligence pointed to Soleimani’s intent to attack American personnel in the region.
Iran’s state media revealed that Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani would replace Soleimani as the Qud Force’s chief commander.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
Khamenei claimed that the Quds force would “be unchanged from the time of his predecessor” under the new leadership of Ghaani. The Quds force, which has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, is a paramilitary force used by Iran to project force in other parts of the Middle East.
The U.S. killed Soleimani Thursday in an airstrike in Iraq. The chief commander was responsible for hundreds of American deaths in the Middle East.
The drone attack by the United States came as a response to Iranian-backed militias members trying to breach the U.S. embassy in Iraq. President Trump made it clear on Tuesday that America would issue a strong response to the attacks.
I’d say killing a top commander definitely qualifies as a “strong response.”
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